The Sustainable Urban Design Lab hosted a symposium over 6th May that featured case studies of successful urban design innovations at the intersection between the building and its surrounding neighborhood. The symposium played host to variety of leading practitioners who presented examples of how to implement measures of sustainability within urban design projects. The afternoon saw the Sustainable Urban Design Lab introduce a new urban modeling platform that they have developed: Umi.
The Urban RISK Lab will be hosting, Spatial Risk Modeling: Building Capacity Through Mapping over 12th April 2013. For more information please contact email@example.com
Over the next two decades, the United Nations expects that we need to plan, design and build new homes for 1.7 billion people. With buildings already accounting for some 40% of carbon emissions in many countries, the prospect of adding such titanic numbers to the built environment is worrisome. If we further add a 40% world-wide increase in transportation related carbon emissions, energy efficiency measures realized to date will be negated.
Registration is now open for the forthcoming symposium, Infrastructural Monument hosted by the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism. The symposium will be held on the MIT campus, Cambridge Massachusetts from 8-9th April 2013.
Abitare Being covers Yung Ho Chang in a series of pieces that explore his life and design, in: Memory about Father, The Concepts of Material-ism, Design from City to Jewelry, Micro-film Playback, Feichang Yard.
For the past four years, in collaboration with Chinese academic partners and support from the Energy Foundation-China and the Low Carbon Energy University Alliance (LCEUA), DUSP’s Clean Energy Cities Team has been deploying an approach to designing clean energy neighborhoods in an integrated fashion, combining empirical data and behavioral models (household energy use and activity information), a digital energy estimation tool (the Energy Proforma©), and urban design studios.
With the launch of the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism's first conference on infrastructural design, Infrastructural Monument, not only do we look to the future, but we also reflect back on the contributions of one of the greatest infrastructural designers of the past decades: Manuel De Solà-Morales, who recently passed away.
To address the urgent need to research, design, and implement solutions to urban challenges, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Advanced Urbanism today announce a new research collaboration that will focus on how design can improve urban health. This research will support AIA’s efforts through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Decade of Design. The announcement came at the start of the CGI Winter Meeting.
Join Sarah Williams at SXSW on 11th March as she discusses "Sensoring the News: Detector-Driven Journalism" alongside John Keefe (WNYC Radio), Matt Waite (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Nadav Aharony (Behavio).
With contributions from:
Adèle Naudé Santos, Nader Tehrani, Eran Ben-Joseph, Alexander D’Hooghe, Alan Berger, Sarah Williams, Brent Ryan, Meejin Yoon, Kent Larson, Chris Zegras, Miho Mazereeuw, Christoph Reinhart, Judith Layzer.
Chris Jennings, MINDER
Cinematographer and Editor:
Stebs Schinnerer, Paper Fortress Films
Prudence Robinson, CAU
The School of Architecture + Planning at MIT today announces a major new research initiative called the Center for Advanced Urbanism that will tackle planning, design, construction and retrofitting of urban environments for the 21st century.
A City Science Workshop will be held over IAP "Urban Prototyping: Using LEGOs and Parametric Modeling for Designing Cities."
A recent exhibit at Pratt University showcases the Culture Now Project. SA+P faculty Alan Berger and Alexander D'Hooghe led the fall workshop "Lincolnopolis: Landscape Urbanization, Architecture, Urban Design, Mobility, Agriculture, Energy at the Interburban Frontier," alongside Anne Trumble from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Image courtesy of Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Photography credit: Alan Tansey